Paul Haesaerts

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Paul Haesaerts
Born Paul Haesaerts
(1901-02-15)15 February 1901
Boom, Belgium
Died 31 January 1974(1974-01-31) (aged 72)
Brussels, Belgium
Nationality Dutch
Other names Paul Haesaerts
Occupation architect, filmmaker, etcher, painter, screenwriter, illustrator

Paul Haesaerts (15 February 1901 – 31 January 1974) was a multi talented Belgian artist.

Born as Pauwel Helena Alfons Haesaerts, son of Benjamin Adolf Jan Baptist Haesaerts and Emma Philomena Spillemaeckers.

As an artist he worked as an architect, filmmaker, etcher, painter, screenwriter, carpet designer and illustrator. Especially as a documentary filmmaker he was well known internationally. His short film Visit to Picasso (1949) was awarded at the New York Film Festival in 1950 and won the BAFTA award for best documentary in 1951.

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